2017 Artists

The tour presents a stunning selection of local artisan work at each garden.

If you would like to commission one of the artists from the 2017 tour contact them directly.

Forest Hills

Krista Dunham | Recycled Wood Art — Krista was on the hunt for witty and interesting art for home and garden and was not too happy with what she found. Krista now creates her own decorative wall art.

214-793-0208   kristaevethor@yahoo.com   web site

Patty Goya | Koke Gardens — Kokedama (moss ball) is an old Japanese art form. Known as the “poor man’s Bonsai” as moss and dirt create the pot. It’s easy care and simply beautiful.

214-923-8571   web site

Mike Clem | Letter Lounge — Forgotten classics are given new life. Our Artisans craft old books into letters, numbers, ampersands and such.

214-837-8419, 972-404-4666, 214-403-7547   mkclem98@gmail.com   web site

Maria Witkowski | Beaded Beauty of TX – I’ve been making jewelry for over 10 years and enjoy being creative in general. I use glass, wood, stone, Swarsvski crystals and other beads to make necklaces, earrings, ankle bracelets, bookmarks, etc.

972-841-2666  2000whitedove@gmail.com

Cynthia M. Daniel — Welding torch in hand, found metal BEWARE!! You are about to be upcycled. From “license plate” butterflies to “railroad spike” trees, only Cynthia’s whimsical imagination is the limit! Metal sculpture and yard art for the discriminating homeowner!

214-395-4207   cyndaniel@hotmail.com   web site

Melanie M. Brannan — Mighty fine artist of impasto…introducing at the Garden Tour her two latest lusciously thick painting series. Mel’s “Full Blown Blooms” and “Too Sweet Littles”, tiny masterpieces named after delicious sweets.

214-793-4334 MelBrannan1@gmail.com web site

Pat Tyson — I love making “artsy” soaps that are great for getting clean, good for your skin, and festive enough to give as gifts.

214-906-3237 pattysone@sbcglobal.net

Little Forest Hills

Connie Chantilis | CAC Mosaic Designs One of a kind organic art, mosaic, fused glass and minerals, succulents and air plants.

214-808-5790  conniec@cacmosaicdesigns.com web site

Beverly Ann Moore | BAM — Painted/Washable textiles and accessories for the home – indoors and garden – outdoors.

214-215-5430 bamsart.com beverlyannmoore@gmail.com web site

Betsy Doan | “Betsy’s Mud Puppy Studio” — Betsy’s Mud Puppy Studio presents handbuilt ceramics both functional and decorative for the home and fun-filled whimsy for your garden oasis. Colorful fish, dancing nymphs, seahorses and mermaids are a joyful addition to outdoor spaces

972-207-5176   betsysmudpuppyst.@sbcglobal.net

Timothy Green | Steel Salvation — “Where art meets the Arc”… metal sculpture… Imaginative fire pits and other welded art for gardens, patios and the home. Made of STEEL — absolute in durability, strength, and universal application.

214-283-4673   tg@steelsalvation.com   web site

Lynn Reagan & Sissy Bingham | Rockin Artists Studio — “Sisters in Art” working in mosaics and fused glass. Great pieces for indoors and outdoors. We love adding lots of dimension to our pieces.

Sissy Bingham: sissy@rockinartists.com;  Lynn Reagan: lynn@rockinartists.com

214-850-1405  web site

Casa Linda Estates

D’Nell Sherbet | Gable Gargoyles — Unique handcrafted roof top gargoyles and garden statues artwork to beautify your home indoors and out. All pieces are cast out of portland cement and hand finished in bronze with aged patina. Our art looks like it is hundreds of years old.

214-850-9896   web site

Robin Funk | Metal Funk — Metal sculpture artist with a passion for molding metal into creative, abstract and functional pieces for home and garden. Robin began welding as a hobby in 1997 and has both public and private collections throughout the country. Robin works out of her home studio in North Texas.

214-321-5313   Metal_funk@hotmail.com   web site

Natalie Cross  | Your House Or Mine —I am locally based potter specializing in functional kitchen pottery. I work in a studio behind my home with my dog Bruiser at my feet.

214-679-9124 web site

Rebecca Collins | Artpaw — Digital pet portraits, ceramics, mixed media mosaics and drawings. Rebecca loves robots and animals.

214-321-1150 collins@artpaw.com artdogblog.blogspot.com  web site

Rebecca Swann Jewelry — Sterling silver jewelry featuring cast plant parts, seed pods and twigs. These elements are combined with semi-precious stones, tumbled glass and textured metal.

214-621-5351 rebeccaswann@sbcglobal.net

Shady Grove Trading Post — Handcrafted stoneware pottery. Inspired by Nature… as a youth, starting with clay from Lake Tawakoni shores. Always a naturalist. EARTH, AIR, FIRE & WATER… A state of reality.

972-904-9444   ShadyGroveTradingPost@Yahoo.com

Janice Somerville — Wheel thrown pottery and recycled shovel art. Making fun art for home, garden and office. Clay works range from plates and lidded jars to small heads on bed springs. Recycled shovels are transformed into fun faces for the garden.

214-324-0125 janicemms@hotmail.com